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Say goodbye to Irish Yew? Your thoughts....

LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,565
I'm getting less fond of the Irish yew, and aware that in time they are going to get too big to do anything with. I've gained some height with the Prunus subhirtella I've planted (which I've drawn in on the pics below), and the yew might perhaps be slightly superfluous, and at odds with the more natural planting I've been cultivating?

Although there are three of them, one is slightly out of sight so they read more like a pair - that bugs me slightly too! The third one is also growing less well, as it is in a hot dry spot.

I think I could sell the yew as they're still small enough to move... If anyone wants them I can do a bargain price!



  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,565
    (The second shot is without the Yew, with a bit of Photoshop trickery). I feel like I don't miss it - but what do you think?
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,361
    I think I like it better with

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,632
    Another vote for with.
    You can always "top" it to keep height under control.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,742
    I like it better in. A nice upward pointing streak of dark green gives height and focus.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,565
    Summer preview

  • ChezNousChezNous Posts: 40
    Another vote for in. I like vertical interest especially as a pair or trio like you show.
    Late to gardening .... @cheznousgarden
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,632
    A 3rd. one would add even more rhythm to your lovely garden!!
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • UffUff Posts: 3,199
    Yes, in for me too. Adds another layer.
    SW SCOTLAND but born in Derbyshire
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 4,024
    @Loxley What does "summer preview" mean?
    Another "Photoshop trickery" or a real pic?

    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,120
    I think I like it better without in the summer preview pics. They somehow don't look in keeping with the rest of the planting to me. I do tend to go for more naturalistic/cottage-y planting rather than the formal architectural look, so it's probably just a matter of personal preference.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
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